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Pakistan pushes climate change back up political agenda

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Pakistan has reinstated its ministry for climate change, suggesting the government plans to pay more attention to the issue as countries prepare a new international deal to curb global warming.
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Obama: No greater threat to future than climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNN - What President Barack Obama described as the greatest threat to future generations was neither terrorism nor ISIS. It wasn't nuclear weapons in rogue states either.
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Make Forests Pay (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: NY Times -
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Amazon to fund a big wind farm in Indiana

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:14
Source: CNBC - Amazon has struck a deal to fund the construction of a wind farm in rural Indiana, as part of plan announced by the company in November to power its massive cloud computing business with renewable energy.
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EU to launch diplomatic offensive ahead of Paris climate talks

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: Guardian - Celebrities to front ambitious climate campaign, as army of diplomats is mobilised for an emissions-cutting push ahead of a crunch UN summit in Paris in December
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Coal lobby plays down divestment fears

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:54
Source: RTCC - The World Coal Association has hit back against the growing campaign to persuade investors to withdraw their money from the fossil fuel industry.
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Environment Agency pension fund tells oil groups to go green

UNFCCC headlines - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:29
Source: Financial Times - The Environment Agency’s pension fund has urged BP and Royal Dutch Shell to invest in renewable energy and do more to tackle climate change
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NREL Reports Examine Economic Trade-offs of Owning versus Leasing a Solar Photovoltaic System

NREL - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 08:00
Two new reports from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) examine the economic options customers face when deciding how to finance commercial or residential solar energy systems. NREL analysts found that businesses that use low-cost financing to purchase a photovoltaic (PV) system and homeowners who use solar-specific loans can save up to 30 percent compared with consumers who lease a PV system through a conventional third-party owner.
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Call For Nation To Be Forceful On Climate Change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Tribune - THE College of the Bahamas’ Climate Change Initiative group is calling on The Bahamas to forcefully put forward its position on protecting the country’s rights and interest in global climate change negotiation meetings.
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Falling oil prices not all that bad for environment: Climate experts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - The sharp fall in oil prices has boosted sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs and in some cases eased pressure to improve public transport, but some climate experts also see a positive side as cheap crude has made exploration of new oil reserves in challenging regions non-viable.
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Kiribati call for climate change attention at rights review

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Radio New Zealand International - Kiribati has told a United Nations review of its human rights that the basic right of its people to survive climate change is a high priority.
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EU politicians seek to revive sluggish carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - European politicians are expected this week to back by a narrow majority early action to bolster prices on the EU carbon market and sharpen a weapon against climate change that recession has blunted.
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India calls for a paradigm shift in global attitudes towards climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Economic Times - In what may be a strong signal of its approach towards future climate deal, India on January 19, 2015 called for a "paradigm shift" in global attitude towards climate change and urged nations of high solar potential to join hands so that they can provide low-cost clean energy to their citizens without being arm-twisted by rich nations who have been closely guarding their patented cutting-edge technology.
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Pope's climate-change stand deepens conservatives' distrust

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: AP - Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change — and to do so through a document traditionally used for the most important papal teachings.
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China cuts energy intensity by 4.8 pct in 2014

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Reuters - China beat a key energy efficiency target in 2014, cutting its energy intensity by 4.8 percent from a year earlier, the State Council said on Tuesday, as it tries to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Food diversity under siege from global warming, UN says

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Climate change threatens the genetic diversity of the world's food supply, and saving crops and animals at risk will be crucial for preserving yields and adapting to wild weather patterns, a U.N. policy paper said on Monday.
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Rural farmers coping with climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54
Source: Zambia Daily Mail - For Zambia, like many other countries where economies depend on agriculture as the chief sector, climate change is emerging as one of the major threats to sustainable development.
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NREL Releases the 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, Detailing Increases in Installed Capacity

NREL - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 08:00
The newly released 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book illustrates United States and global energy statistics, including renewable electricity generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data and trends. The Data Book is produced and published annually by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on behalf of the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
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Finance the missing piece in green growth puzzle: Achim Steiner

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:09
Source: eco-business.com - Achim Steiner, executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme, identifies the key requirement for achieving a global green economy and calls for strong political leadership for a successful agreement on climate change in Paris
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